5K Complete Beginners eCourse
Move from the couch to running 5K in 10 weeks. Perfect if you’re not currently running and have limited to no fitness experience.
Want to go from the couch to 5K?
This 10 week ecourse will guide self-confessed ‘non-runners’ to go from unfit to jogging 5K!
In our face-to-face running classes, we’ve trained hundreds of complete beginners to achieve their first 5K. We’ve found that providing three factors are the keys to their success:
- Training guidance
- Running education
- Support and encouragement
How does it work?
The entire course is delivered electronically (not face-to-face).
Each Sunday night you’ll receive your recommended training for the week via email. This plan is expertly crafted to build your fitness safely and efficiently throughout the course. Simply follow the three training sessions each week and you won’t believe your results.
Mid week a lesson will arrive via email, teaching you about technique, different types of training, fun run tips, and troubleshooting. You’ll be informed, motivated and thoroughly prepared for a 5K fun run.
Fitness success is greatly enhanced by social support. You’ll have access to our closed Facebook group so you can ask us questions, learn from our other runners, stay motivated and share your challenges and triumphs.
“I know I have already said it but I did just want to say it one more time: THANK YOU! I would never have guessed nine weeks ago that I would have completed a 5K run and done it in such a time. I have really enjoyed myself over the weeks and have seen myself pushed to new limits which will only continue on.” – Lee Farrell (very happy runner), HBF Running Group
When does the course start?
Begin at any time. Don’t put it off again, jump on board now. If you have a fun run event you’re training for, we’ll help you work out the date your training needs to begin so your fitness will peak perfectly for your event. If you don’t have an event in mind, start now and in 10 weeks you’ll be running 5K!
What you’ll receive:
- Weekly PDF outline of training
- Weekly lesson – educational and motivational
- Access to our members Facebook group for support and inspiration
- PDF of entire training program (sent to you when you’re finished your course)
“Thanks for a great program. I cannot believe that I was able to complete 25 minutes of straight jogging on Saturday evening! I never thought it was something I could do! It wasn’t easy at all . . . but I did it! :-)” – Dina Vogel, HBF Running Group
What commitment does it require?
You’ll need to commit to doing some running homework three times per week for an hour or less, and spend around 30 minutes once per week reading your lesson and completing a task. With a commitment of around three and a half hours per week, you’ll be feeling awesome. You may even start to think of yourself as a jogger!
What you’ll achieve:
If you follow the training plans and read your lessons, you will be guaranteed to be jogging 5K in 10 weeks time. Time to stop thinking about it and start your training!
“I know it is only early in the piece, however I would like to provide some feedback on the running program. I love the way the program allows participants to ease into the training, rather than feeling as though we have been thrown in the deep end. I have never had someone take me through the basic skills before! It is a bit like the analogy of learning to walk before you can run. Thank you for putting this together. I look forward to the rest of the course and to other programs after this one.” – Nadia Kocz, HBF Running Program
“I’m loving running way more than I ever expected to, and am really looking forward to completing an event. Thanks for running such an open and welcoming program where even complete novices feel part of the team! I think you’ve earned a long-term convert to the running cause.” – Kylie Shanahan, HBF Running group
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